Double Team

Double Team

Tsui Hark (1997)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Jean-Claude Van Damme continued to work with Hong Kong's finest directors of action (Hard Target and Maximum Risk were the Hollywood debuts of compatriots John Woo and Ringo Lam) to very little effect. Here, the former kickboxing champion plays an anti-terrorist agent who's on the trail of master criminal Mickey Rourke. Although Tsui Hark, probably best-known as the producer of the A Better Tomorrow series, supplies a hyper-realistic surface sheen and loads of slow-motion violence, he gets no closer to drawing out a convincing performance from the Belgian star. To make matters worse, Tsui also has to cope with another non-actor, in the shape of enigmatic basketball star Dennis Rodman. His ludicrous hair and clothes do at least deflect attention from his unfunny performance as a mysterious gun-runner who helps Van Damme in his pursuit of the villain.


A CIA agent is sent to a top-secret installation after a mission goes wrong, and is told he can never leave. When he realises his pregnant wife is in danger from a terrorist, he escapes and teams up with a flamboyant arms dealer to protect her. Action adventure, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman and Mickey Rourke.

Cast & Crew

Jack Quinn Jean-Claude Van Damme
Yaz Dennis Rodman
Stavros Mickey Rourke
Goldsmythe Paul Freeman
Kath Natacha Lindinger
Dr Maria Trifioli Valeria Cavalli
Brandon Jay Benedict
Kofi Bruno Bilotta
Director Tsui Hark
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia/MandalayGuidance: Violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVD